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PO Box 38, 33 Maple Avenue Bovina Center, NY 13740 Library Director: Mary Pelletier OUR E MAIL ADDRESS:
Your Library Board of Trustees
President: Jon LaFever * Secretary: Shannon Shoemaker * Trustee VP: Ray LaFever* Trustee: Jen Lee Aikens* Trustee Treasurer: Marni Greenberg
from Groucho Marx
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
A Quote from Henry Ward Beecher
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.


The SEED SWAP has begun!
Don't forget the countywide seed swap at all Delaware County public libraries. Bring in your unused seeds, leave a packet or two, and take seeds from our collection for some variety in your garden. While you're here, check out a book on gardening or any other subject! See you soon at the library--and HAPPY GARDENING!
A Quote from 'Anonymous'
Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.
Who's Joe Ryan?
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ó Joe Ryan
Ruth Rendell says.....
Some say life is the thing but I prefer reading.
a song/poem for kids!
Give me a Break!! by Alan Katz (to the tune of Home on the Range) "Oh give me a break, 'Cause I made a mistake, And my library book's overdue. The Fault is all mine- Oh boy, what a fine, It was due back in 2002! Home, home's where it's hid! This is such a bad thing that I did. And you might say, "Gee Whiz!" 'Cause the book's title is.... "How to Be A Responsible Kid"!

Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit: A Springtime Lecture Series!
Presented by Dr. Lilly Lei

Dr. Lilly Lei, physician and practitioner of western and eastern healing arts, (as well as long-time patron of our library!), presents a lecture and discussion series, on three Wednesday evenings in April and May: April 22, May 6 and 13, at 6 pm at the library.

Lilly will explain health, symptoms and illness from both the western and the eastern/energetic point of view, helping the listener to better understand and connect mind, body and spirit.  Dr. Leiís hope is that she will discuss current and collective beliefs and bring a different perspective to how we approach our health and well-being.

Topics include but are not limited to: 

What is healing? Are we made of energy or matter and what does spirit have to do with this? What do we know about the mind? Why do people say one thing and do another? Does having different levels of awareness influence our quality of health? What are some beliefs around food and its connection to body, mind and spirit?

Suggested donation of $3, all proceeds go to the Bovina Public Library

Story Time & Art for Toddlers, Preschoolers and/or Homeschoolers
Thursday mornings in May @ 10:30
Our story times will be thematic and/or focused on the works of various authors and children's book illustrators.  Art is open-ended, depending on the ages, interests and attention spans of our attendees!

Our first story time will include stories related to spring time and exploring the natural world and its changes during this beautiful time of year in Delaware County.

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Dorothy Russell - 1987
Long-time librarian (photo by Hugh Lee)
Picture of Dorothy Russell

Mrs Ernest (Dorothy) Russell who was the Bovina Public Library's Director for 33 years. This photo by trustee emeritus Hugh Lee, taken in 1987, shows Dorothy nearing the end of her many years of dedicated service to the community.